Update on Al-Fairoz GroupThis group is called Al-Fairoz and consists of three ladies: Fairoz, Arwa, and Shroq. They applied for a loan of 170,000 YER from AMB.
Fairoz is the leader of this group. She lives in Aden, Yemen. She has four children; a fifth child died, and she felt sad for the death of her child.
She works tirelessly to provide sustenance for her family. She would like to expand her business, in addition to selling mobile recharging cards. So she applied for a loan to buy mobile recharging cards and other products to increase her sale.
She thanks Kiva lenders for providing the first loan, and wishes to be funded for this loan.
Previous Loan DetailsThis group is called Al-Fairoz and consists of four members: Fairoz, Samah, Arwa, and Shroq. They live in Aden, Yemen. All of them are responsible and honored to get better life for their family. They requested a loan of 220,000 Yemen Rials (YER). Fairoz is 30 years old (in the photo, she is the... More from Al-Fairoz Group's previous loan »
About Al-Amal Microfinance BankAl-Amal reaches out to low-income micro-entrepreneurs and small business owners in Yemen with a suite of credit, savings, and insurance products tailored for Muslim borrowers. Before lending through Al-Amal, please consider the following:
1) Due to ongoing security concerns, full due-diligence of Al-Amal was conducted remotely rather than on-site. This makes Al-Amal atypical among Kiva's Field Partners, as Kiva staff have not conducted an on-site assessment. Al-Amal's assessment included in-person meetings with the top management in other, more secure locations in the Middle East.
2) Because Yemen is a new and unstable environment, there is a possibility that future loan repayments could be held indefinitely in the country for regulatory reasons, even if individual borrowers pay back their loans. As a lender to borrowers in Yemen, you accept this additional risk.
Additionally, all of Al-Amal's products are Sharia compliant and customized for its Muslim clients. Most of the loans are structured as Murabaha interest free loans. Al-Amal purchases goods for its borrowers and charges them a markup or fee. Al-Amal is also experimenting with Ijarah loans (an Islamic leasing product). For more information on Islamic microfinance, please click here.
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